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Are you trying to get your message across to top executives in the railway industry? Look no further: Modern Railways is essential reading for all the players in Britain’s privatised railway industry - as well as overseas administrations. Now in its 52nd year of publication, the magazine is recognised as the authoritative voice of the industry. All of Modern Railways’ 16,000+ copy sales are paid for in full, ensuring your message is not just received but read too! You can also be assured of editorial integrity. Modern Railways hosts a number of prestigious awards ceremonies throughout the year: The Railway Industry Innovation Awards (the longest established awards scheme in the industry), The Golden Spanner Awards for excellence in rolling stock maintenance, and the Golden Whistle Awards for excellence in railway operating. Modern Railways is the official journal of the Railway Study Association.

On average 16,287 copies of Modern Railways are sold each month, with a wide distribution:
  • 9,051 copies sold via the UK news trade
  • 1,080 copies sold via the overseas news trade (inc. Republic of Ireland)
  • 6,009 to subscribers in the UK
  • 147 copies are distributed through our controlled circulation network
  • Average readership: 46,743

Ideal for recruitment: Companies in the rail industry wishing to fill vacancies find Modern Railways and, our specialist website the effective recruitment medium. Well-qualified potential applicants read Modern Railways: recruit them for your firm through our recruitment pages.

Top notch writers: Our writers include Roger Ford, the rail industry guru: his widely-acclaimed ‘Informed Sources’ column strips away the PR hype to reveal what is really happening in the industry. Inveterate traveller Alan Williams presents a railway user’s viewpoint. Our ‘Europe View’ column brings a round-up of significant news from Europe’s railways. Modern Railways covers all aspects of the railway scene. Our pages bring news of developments in the three railway engineering traditions: traction and rolling stock; infrastructure; signalling and control. We also cover management issues such as marketing, passenger information and business development.

Want to network?: In association with the Railway Forum, Modern Railways runs the Fourth Friday Club, a luncheon club for rail industry executives. The club meets in central London several times a year for an informal luncheon, with an after lunch speech from a senior figure in the industry. If you would like to come along, call James Abbott on +44(0)1892 863 358 or email: or visit:

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